Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician Salary

A Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician earns an average wage of $15.50 per hour. A skill in Compounding is associated with high pay for this job.

$26,176 - $56,636
$26K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $40,606
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$12.75 - $20.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,176 - $56,636  
   
Bonus
$114.80 - $3,452  
Profit Sharing
$400.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,731 - $43,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.75 - $20.00  
   
Overtime
$16.50 - $34.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$114.80 - $3,452  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,731 - $43,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 684

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Job Description for Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician

The safe and effective dispensation of medication is essential to the provision of health care. The senior certified pharmacy technician is a dispensary agent who acts as an assistant to licensed pharmacists to ensure these processes occur as needed. Pharmacy technicians offer this assistance in many ways, such as the compiling, double-checking, and labeling medications. They are also responsible for answering customer questions about medications and dosage, as well as performing clerical duties such as handling cash registers and keeping the work area tidy. Some certified pharmacy technicians work in hospital pharmacies, which may require extra duties such as keeping patient records and preparing medications to be distributed by nursing staff. In some cases, the senior certified pharmacy technician may supervise pharmacy clerks and junior pharmacy technicians.

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Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician Tasks

  • Select, prepare and stock medications and supplies.
  • Collect patient information for prescription and billing.
  • Prepare dosage medications for dispensing into bottles and unit dose packaging.
  • Assist in preparing and dispensing medication under direct supervision of Pharmacist.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician

Pay by Experience for a Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 153 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 292 salaries. An experienced Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 319 salaries. A Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 120 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,984

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Key Stats for Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician Salaries

▲15%

▲9%

National Average
$33,000

▼3%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Compounding
▲15%

Bilingual
▲5%

▲4%


Training
▼0%

Order Inventory
▼0%

National Average
$33,000



▼3%



▼5%


Typing
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 22%